Description

Laki Volcano in southern Iceland begins 18-month eruption, pumping more ash into the atmosphere than any previous volcano in recorded history and wiping out 75% of the crops, which led to a severe famine that killed some 10,000 people or 20% of the population

Location

Denmark-Norway

Rate

Quite important (7)

Sphere

Famines, Catastrophes

Images

The central fissure of Laki volcano, Iceland

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